On April 23rd, our Spring panelists joined Tom Williams on Utah Public Radio’s Access Utah program to ask: Now What?
Last year, the Giving Circle asked, How can we take a stand against sexual harassment? In our own lives, in our families, in our communities?
In 2019, the Giving Circle asks, How can we reweave the fabric of gender culture and create healthy relationships?
On October 15, 2017, actress Alyssa Milano sent out a pivotal message on Twitter: “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.”
The response were shocking.
Within 24 hours, her request generated thousands of replies, comments and retweets, inspiring thousands more original posts on social media, with women and men from around the world sharing personal stories that had often never been disclosed.
The #MeToo movement kicked off numerous important conversations, movements and legislation. In this interview, we asked: What Now?
How can each of us take an active role in reweaving the gender culture in our country?
Christina Jepson, the chair of the Parsons Behle & Latimer’s Employment and Labor Law practice group, regularly representing employers in sexual harassment lawsuits and providing training and consultation to shift corporate culture.
Jennifer Oxborrow, the Executive Director of the nonprofit organization, the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition, and in addition to her work in advocacy, Jenn has worked as a therapist in private practice serving adults and children with a history of trauma and victimization.
Tiffany Turley, the Title IX Coordinator at Brigham Young University, serving as the director of BYU’s Women’s Services & Resources prior to that. Tiffany is a passionate advocate for women and a certified sexual assault crisis counselor.